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NICHE this Week: 5 Things You Need to Know


As you kick off the week, here are five things making news in the cannabis industry:

  • Canada’s warm embrace for cannabis: Watch our CEO Barinder Rasode discuss the status of federal and provincial regulations and the questions that still need to be answered.

  • New Blog: Help Shape the CannabisWise Accreditation Program; In our latest blog we discuss how the world is increasingly looking at Canada to establish a responsible cannabis industry that promotes quality assurance, consumer protection, public safety and corporate social responsibility. We want to hear from those who are passionate about the industry and want to help shape the future of the Accreditation Program. This is your chance to have a say!

  • Cannabis Legislation was the hot topic in the Senate this week. For the first time in history, cameras were allowed inside the Senate chamber, as Senators questioned Ministers about the Cannabis Act. Read more about what the Bill’s sponsor, Senator Tony Dean, has to say about the proceedings.

  • ICYMI: Tickets are on sale for the Grassroots Expo for the Cannabis Curious! The event takes place on April 7 and 8 at UBC Robson Square and aims to connect Vancouverites with some of Canada’s leading cannabis educators, brands and start-up companies.

  • Food for Thought: Medical marijuana patients say market must remain distinct from recreational; As the National Post reports, the government’s proposal to impose an $1-per-gram excise tax on medical marijuana, equivalent to that of recreational cannabis, has left many patients fuming.


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